Satell Institute's 10th Private CEO Conference

October 6, 2022, 8 – 11:30 a.m.

The Power of Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Partnerships

Join us for compelling presentations and the Institute's hallmark, peer idea-sharing tables

Community is every leader’s business

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8 – 9 a.m. – Networking breakfast
9 – 11:30 a.m. – Presentations and peer idea-sharing tables
Our last CEO conference, IMPACT 2022, took place May 12, 2022 at the Franklin Institute.


The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street


Ginni Rometty, Former Executive Chair, IBM

Ginni Rometty served as executive chair of IBM. Previously, she served as chair, president and CEO, becoming the first woman to head the company. She retired from IBM in 2020 after nearly 40 years. During her eight-year run as CEO, Rometty established IBM as the model of responsible stewardship in the digital age. She was the industry’s leading voice on technology ethics and data stewardship, working relentlessly to safely usher new technologies into society.


CSR success stories rapid-fire style from Satell Institute Members followed by attendee Q&A.

Joe Dougherty, Chair and CEO, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Joe Dougherty became CEO of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in 2016 after serving as Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Philadelphia office and Chair of the firm’s Advisory Committee. He joined the firm in 2006 and has played a critical role in the firm’s growth.

Leslie Walker, Executive Director, Sixers Youth Foundation

Since joining the Sixers Youth Foundation in 2021, Leslie Walker has been developing and executing fully integrated programming designed to provide significant engagement within the Philadelphia and Camden communities through sports and entertainment.

Matt Aaron, President and CEO, Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Over the last 13 years, Matt Aaron has turned around this statewide nonprofit and fostered a strategic vision to expand the organization to improve service delivery and impact. He has more than tripled annual revenues and positioned SOPA as an innovator and thought leader among peer organizations.

CSR Research Update

The latest on CSR research and the CSR experiment.

Peter Frumkin, Ph.D., Satell Institute Research Director

Peter Frumkin is the Mindy and Andrew Heyer Chair in Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and leads the Center for Social Impact Strategy. A noted CSR expert, his research and teaching are focused on the areas of philanthropy, nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship

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Thank you to our Fall 2022 Conference Committe

Conference Chair: David DeStefano, CEO, Vertex
CEO, Jewish Federation Greater Phila
Principal, Vinland Ventures
President, The GIANT Company
President, TD Bank
CEO, Brownstein
CEO, Ronald McDonald House, Philadelphia Region
CEO, Gesu School
CEO, Benco Dental
Co-CEO, Sage Financial
Managing Partner, PwC (ret)
CEO, Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative
Principal, AB Bernstein
President, Tozour Energy
President, Chatham University
President, Citizens Bank

Here Is What Past Participants Have Said About The CEO Idea Exchange: